A logistics associate is responsible for the coordination of packing, unpacking, storage, transportation and timely delivery of goods. Job responsibilities of a logistics associate include the organization of shipments, the coordination of drivers, loads and vehicles, operation of IT systems, negotiation of transportation contracts, planning around technical difficulties, ensuring health and safety standards are consistently met, managing staff resources, and the improvement of business practices to enhance performance.
An associateâ€™s degree is required to become a logistics associate. Helpful job skills include ability to work effectively in a team environment, strong communication skills, ability to motivate, strong managerial skills, ability to think logically, some IT skills, flexibility and ability to problem solve. The future job market outlook for a logistics associate is very strong and increasing.